U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Protective Service

National Director
Gary Schenkel

Peter Rodino Federal Building
970 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Phone: (877)437-7411
24 Hours: 1-877-4FPS-411

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County: Essex

Jurisdiction: The United States Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a
federal law enforcement agency responsible for policing, securing
and ensuring a safe environment in which federal agencies can
conduct their business.

FPS does this by investigating threats posed against the more
than 8,800 federal facilities nationwide.

How We Work

FPS' work focuses directly on the interior security of the nation
and the reduction of crimes and potential threats to federal facilities
throughout the nation. Uniformed FPS officers/inspectors and special
agents respond to calls for assistance, conduct investigations and
provide crime prevention tips, as well as assist in occupant
emergency planning.

All federal facilities under FPS control receive a thorough building
security assessment on a recurring schedule. During this assessment
representatives of all agencies in the facility are interviewed
to gather information on the specific mission they perform within
the facility, and intelligence and crime statistics for the
area are reviewed, as are existing security countermeasures.
Based on the findings and working with the agencies housed in the
facility, security countermeasures are added or adjusted. This
allows for tailored security for each individual facility versus
a one-size-fits-all approach. FPS' law enforcement officers have
some of the broadest jurisdicitonal boundaries in the United States,
from state to state and through MOUs with various other agencies.